Prolific local mentor Brian Kan Ping-chee charged to third spot on the trainers' table with a thumping 1,560-1 treble at last night's Happy Valley meeting. The former multiple champion took the opening two contests with veteran campaigners Grand Prize (5-1) and Good Connection (30-1) and then watched Sir Galway (10-1) march away with the fifth event to see him climb past defending champion David Hayes on the ladder. On a steamy night at the city track, Kan was the coolest customer on course. And the way he is finishing off the campaign, Kan has a good chance of finishing runner-up to runaway championship leader Tony Cruz. Horses like Grand Prize are just the type with which Kan excels. The tough-as-nails nine-year-old took his earnings close to the $5 million mark when Eric Saint-Martin sat just off the pace before reeling in Straight Way in the final few bounds to score by a neck. Sincerely Yours kept on fairly after wandering about from the furlong pole to fill third. The son of Show Dancer was having his 91st start last night and eight of his nine successes have come over course and distance. Saint-Martin completed a double of his own when taking the Class Three fifth event by the scruff of the neck at the 900-metre mark before stretching out to score by 1.25 lenghts from fast-finishing bottomweight Harmony Prince. American Champion overcame a bad check at the top of the straight to finish a brave third. Excellent claimer Howard Y.T. Cheng injected the value into Kan's troika when producing Good Connection late in the straight to snatch the Class Five 1,800-metre test by half a length. He sustained a long run from the back straight to tip out track specialist Tea For You with the fancied Amiable holding on for third after leading to the turn. Elsewhere, popular local handler Derek Cruz took the featured Happy Valley Vase with his fragile sprinter Solid Contact (8.6-1). A former bleeder, Solid Contact was bustled straight to the front under Basil Marcus and they kept on strongly all the way to the line to hold on by a head from the spirited late charge of rising star Bull's Eye and Douglas Whyte. Outsider Danzighill got home well for third to add a touch of spice to the exotics. Afterwards Cruz was delighted with the five-year-old's performance: 'Because he's a bleeder I've had to really take my time with him. I've kept him fresh and waited for a suitable Happy Valley race. This was perfect for him and it's worked out really well. 'He goes much better at the Valley because of the short straight and Basil really stole this one. 'I just hope that he can stay sound for his owners and give them a bit more fun,' Cruz added. The nightcap went to John Moore's Stylish under a typically well-judged Robbie Fradd ride. He finished all over the top of them to score by 1.25 lengths with Sterling Star working home well for the quinella.